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Old 07-04-2021, 12:02 PM
 
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Blavatsky, Collected Writings IV:502
yeah ... one alien ship could did it. Its a shame to. I feel bad until I realize how we were made. Its assembling itself as we speak. We are just an awkward transition stage. Much like our time moving through the birth canal. Its just took a few million years.
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:50 AM
 
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But you, friends and readers, you who aspire to something more than
the life of the squirrel everlastingly turning the same wheel; you who are
not content with the seething of the caldron whose turmoil results in
nothing; you who do not mistake the deaf echoes, as old as the world, for
the divine voice of truth; prepare yourselves for a future of which but
few in your midst have dared to dream, unless they have already entered
upon the path. For you have chosen a path that, although thorny at the
start, soon widens out and leads you to the divine truth. You are free to
doubt while still at the beginning of the way, you are free to decline to
accept on hearsay what is taught respecting the source and the cause of
that truth, but you are always able to hear what its voice is telling you,
and you can always study the effects of the creative force coming from
the depths of the unknown.
Blavatsky, "New Cycle" article.
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Old 12-13-2021, 09:02 PM
 
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The Injunction of Pythagoras from his Golden Verses:

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REMEMBER the rule laid down by Pythagoras. It has been quoted again
and again, but it loses none of its beauty and profundity by repetition. It
runs somewhat as follows:

"Let not the setting sun reach the western horizon, nor close thine eyes
in sleep, before thou hast gone over all the events of the day just past,
and hast asked thyself this question: What have I done today that has
been done amiss? What have I done today that has been done aright?
Have I injured anyone? Have I failed in my duty? Let not the setting
sun reach the western rim of space, nor let thine eyelids close in sleep ere
thou hast asked thyself these questions."

If only men and women would conscientiously follow that simple rule,
ninety-nine per cent. of the world's trouble, heartache, sin, and anxiety,
would be non-existent, would never happen. And the reason is simple. The
world's troubles arise from our weaknesses, not from our strength; and if
we would increase our strength, and do away with our weaknesses, every
human being thereafter, in proportion to his inner evolution, would become
a power for good in the world. And you see what that would mean. It cuts
at the tap-root of most of the thoughts and feelings and acts that bring
misery amongst us.

Wind of the Spirit by G. de Purucker
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:07 PM
 
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It is true that a man cannot force himself at once into a new will and into a new belief, but by thinking much on the same thing he soon gets a new will and a new belief, and from it will come strength and also light. Try this plan.
WQ Judge
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Old 04-08-2022, 03:06 PM
 
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Another verse explained by Bhavanishankar Mullapoorcar, a disciple of Master KH:

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THE RIGHT RESOLVE (Aryan Path, June 1930)

“Even if the man of most evil ways worship me with exclusive devotion, he is to be considered as righteous, for
he hath judged aright.” – Bhagavad-Gita, IX. 30.

Such verses as the above in the different scriptural books have been misinterpreted by the priest and purohit in
every age and clime. Every religion nowadays is presented to the world for its superior claims. The truly spiritual
man knows that all religions are true at their root and false as separated and separative factors.

The study of religions leads us to the eclectic nature of Religion. The Gita is an eclectic book. It is meant for all,
even for one “who may be of the womb of sin.” In the above Shloka it is not said that only a Brahman or an
Aryan who had judged aright must be considered righteous, but all, whoever and whatever they be, provided of
course that they “worship me” i.e., Krishna. But the Lord of Mystery was not ignorant that different men follow
diverse ways of worship. He refers to them in this very ninth discourse. He also says: “I am the Ego which is
seated in the hearts of all beings” (X. 20), including the man of most evil ways.

It is a well-known philosophical axiom that each one of us understands the universe in terms of his own power
of senses, of mind, or of heart. The resplendent universe does not exist for the blind; the laws of Nature exist not
for the lunatic; the good, the beautiful, the true exist not for the hard-hearted, the ugly tempered, and the selfish
individual. Thus also, we are able to cognize the nature of Krishna only by the aid of that Spirit in us which is
Himself. Thus we can see that it is the spirit of Krishna which in the true Christian is named the spirit of Christ,
and unless, it is said, the Christ be born in him, he may be a church-goer but not a Christian. A Buddhist may
repeat “I worship the Buddha”; unless the Tathagata light is lighted in his heart, he is not a true follower of the
Enlightened One.

Krishna is the Self within each one of us. The first step in spiritual evolution is the acknowledgement of that fact.
We may call it the Christ within, or the Buddha within; we may call ourselves “sons of Ahura Mazda” or
“servants of Allah”; we have to recognize that names matter little and the reality they represent means everything.

Just as a single idea can be expressed in any tongue, and in pictorial and symbolic ideographs, so also the Spirit
in man is one and the same though its shining forth in each is different according to the evolution of each human
being. There are men of evil ways in each religion and nation, and for them all a method is here presented.

If a man resolves aright he is to be considered righteous; and his resolve is true when he has taken to
“worshipping” Krishna. This is the first step: each person must begin to worship the Spirit of Deity which dwells
in his own heart. What is worship? – it is becoming worthy of relationship; to be united to the Divinity within is
the object of worship. We are in essence divine and spiritual. To succeed in transferring that divinity and
spirituality to the living, toiling, suffering man is the task set out before us, by the Gita. To be united to the
Higher Self is Yoga, and Yoga and worship are synonymous. So any man or woman who has resolved to listen to
the voice of his own conscience, to seek for the still small Voice of God in his own heart, to gain communion
with his own Higher Self, has judged and resolved rightly and is to be accounted righteous. In this doctrine is not
offered some vicarious atonement, some hope of distant heaven, to some special few. Here is more than hope –
certitude for each and every one, provided he exerts himself along the right line.

To sit in judgment over our lower self and to note all its foibles; to review its mischievous tendencies and correct
them; – this is the task each one of us must perform at the close of every day. This leads to right resolve and the
Great Light dawns in our consciousness as we repeat to ourselves the words of a Great Sage: “He who will not
find our truths in his soul and within himself, has poor chances of success in Occultism.” [Mahatma Letters 62]

B. M.
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:07 PM
 
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The latest issue of Lucifer magazine:

https://blavatskyhouse.org/uploads/f...-en-2022-1.pdf


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Why this journal is called Lucifer.

Lucifer literally means Bringer of Light.

Each culture in the East and West has his bringers of light: inspiring
individuals who give the initial impulse to spiritual growth and social reform.
They stimulate independent thinking and living with a profound awareness
of brotherhood.
These bringers of light have always been opposed and slandered by the
establishment. But there are always those who refuse to be put off by these
slanderers, and start examining the wisdom of the bringers of light in an
open-minded and unprejudiced way. For these people this journal is written.

“… the title chosen for our magazine is as much associated with divine ideas
as with the supposed rebellion of the hero of Milton’s Paradise Lost …
We work for true Religion and Science, in the interest of fact as against
fiction and prejudice. It is our duty – as it is that of physical Science – to
throw light on facts in Nature hitherto surrounded by the darkness of
ignorance … But natural Sciences are only one aspect of SCIENCE and
TRUTH. Psychological and moral Sciences, or theosophy, the knowledge of
divine truth, are still more important …”

(Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in the first issue of Lucifer, September 1887)
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:21 AM
 
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On 8 May 1891 HP Blavatsky died. Some of her heritage around the world:

H.P.Blavatsky's heritage in the modern world - Theosophy Wiki

White Lotus Day is when some admirers of HPB think upon her life & work:

White Lotus Day
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Old 08-01-2022, 11:03 AM
 
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David Pratt on Mass Psychosis and the Power of Thought:

Mass psychosis and the power of thought
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Old 05-08-2023, 03:56 PM
 
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Blavatsky and some of her friends claimed to have encountered her two main Gurus or Masters. That claim is generally rejected by most critics. Here are some testimonies that give evidence of their reality;

https://blavatskyarchives.com/mastersencounterswith.htm
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Old 05-18-2023, 11:33 AM
 
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"Some Words on Daily Life", first published in 1888:

Some Words on Daily Life (1888) - Blavatsky Collected Writings, Vol. 7

How it begins:

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It is divine philosophy alone, the spiritual and psychic blending of man with nature, which, by revealing the fundamental truths that lie hidden under the objects of sense and perception, can promote a spirit of unity and harmony in spite of the great diversities of conflicting creeds. Theosophy, therefore, expects and demands from the Fellows of the Society a great mutual toleration and charity for each other’s shortcomings, ungrudging mutual help in the search for truths in every department of nature—moral and physical. And this ethical standard must be unflinchingly applied to daily life.
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